Evidenced Based Birth research evidence about birth to help mothers make informed decisions.
Waterbirth International information about water births including birth tub purchases and rentals.
Lamaze International promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.
The Bradley Method husband coached natural childbirth education.
Hypnobirthing unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques.
Birthing From Within spiritual and holistic childbirth preparation.
VBAC.com helping you prepare for a successful VBAC.
ICAN International Cesarean Awareness Network.
Spinning Babies ways to prepare for birth using maternal positions and exercises to help the baby’s job of rotation to happen more easily can result in shorter labors, fewer interventions, and fewer cesareans.
Orgasmic Birth A groundbreaking film inviting viewers to see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth.
The Business of Being Born Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein’s film opens eyes and minds, and helps people see birth in a whole new way.
Coalition to Improve Maternity Services (CIMS) Ten Questions you should ask if you are pregnant. Is your doctor mother-friendly? Is your hospital baby-friendly? And more!
Center for Holistic Birth CMN Heidi Brenner offers consults to help facilitate and educate expecting mothers about their birthing options at Valley Hospital.
Prenatal Peace and Calming Relaxation CD audio experience to help you to connect with your growing baby.
Mind, Baby, Body Kim offers birth and postpartum doula services as well as breast feeding support and education classes for expecting and new parents.
DoulaMomma Kim offers birth labor support, belly casts, birth photography, blessingway ceremonies and childbirth education classes.
Lucy the Laborer Emily provides multilingual pregnancy, birth and lactation services in the greater New York City area, and Northern NJ.
Mind Body Birth Rosanne provides experienced birth doula services and childbirth education in the northern New Jersey area.
Mother in Mind Doula Donna offers birth doula, postpartum doula, and bereavement doula services, as well as breastfeeding counseling services in the northern New Jersey area.
All Moons Doula Angela offers complete doula services, circles and support groups, breastfeeding and postpartum challenges, and prenatal yoga instruction.
Bergen Doula Stephanie offer birth doula and in-home or hospital lactation counseling services in the northern NJ area.
The Yoga Doula Ires offers birth doula services incorporating principles of yoga and guided relaxation.
Hummingbird Doulas Britt offers experienced birth doula services and Lamaze certified childbirth education classes.
Sweet Births Alice offers experienced birth doula services as well as professional birth photography capturing the journey of birth in the Metropolitan area.
Loving Arms Donna offers postpartum doula services and specializes in helping mothers with postpartum mood related issues.
Mamma Mia Doula Anne offers experienced birth and bereavement doula services in Northern NJ and NYC.
Hand-in-Hand Amanda offers birth doula specializing in nutrition in the Princeton area.
River Doula Emily offers birth doula and postpartum chef services in the central Jersey and Bucks County area.
Empowering Mothers Kathleen offers birth, postpartum and bereavement doula services as well as baby wearing education.
Compassion Care Doula Caitlyn offers flexible postpartum doula services as well as newborn care and breastfeeding classes.
Little Rose Birth Services Denae offers birth doula services with affordable packages. She also offer photography, postpartum support, and handmade baby boutique items.
Birthing and Nurturing Kelly offers birth doula support as well as infant massage and prenatal yoga classes.
Holistic Beginnings Laura offers birth/postpartum doula services and natural childbirth education classes.
Doulas of Central NJ Arlene offers highly experienced, fully insured postpartum doula services, as well as lactation support and infant massage education.
Lauren Bell-Mitchell services the northern NJ area offering birth doula services, she was inspired by the birth of her daughter.
Mama Mosaic Yoga and Birth Kimberleigh offers birth support to mothers in Northern NJ and NYC area, postpartum services also available to clients.
DoulaNess Vanessa offers cost effective birth doula services in the central New Jersey area.
Doula Groups, Agencies, and Collectives:
MommaArts Comprehensive, experienced maternity agency with professionals offering birth and postpartum doula services, childbirth and parenting classes, and lactation support.
Premier Doulas is a full service birth and postpartum doula agency, encompassing a variety of diverse skills and experience including lactation counseling, childbirth education, prenatal fitness, infant massage, and more.
Baby Caravan New York City based agency offering Birth Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Postpartum Doulas, Lactation Counselors, Infant Specialists and more.
Tapestry Birth Collective weaving the fabric of support for women through pregnancy, birth and early parenting. A collective of doulas providing birth and postpartum doula services, as well as childbirth education and yoga.
BLOOM Baby located in Wayne, NJ provides doula services, childbirth education courses, birth professional referrals, pregnancy & postpartum yoga, father circles, guest workshops, and more.
Whole Mother Village located in West Orange, NJ is a collaborative of a large group of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and motherhood professionals providing women with an innovative approach to prenatal and perinatal care.
Dr Gregory Hirsch – Somerset Medical
Dr Gary and Alissa Kaye – Overlook Hospital
Dr Paul Dicker – Valley Hospital
Dr. Michelle Aristizabal – St Barnabas and Mountainside
Dr David Garfinkel – Morristown Medical
Dr. Charles Haddad – Mountainside Hospital
Dr. Judy Banks – Morristown Hospital
Dr. Winesome Parchment – Mountainside and Overlook
Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak – Hackensack
Avalon Midwives – Morristown Medical
Midwives of NJ – Morristown Medical
Center for Women’s Health – Valley Hospital
Kristin Mallon – Mindful Midwifery – Hackensack University
Childbirth & Women’s Wellness – Mountainside and Pascack
Paola Escobar – Holistic Ob/Gyn – Pascack Valley
Donna Tobas – NJ Midwifery Care – Pascack Valley
Complete Woman Midwifery – Mountainside and Hoboken
Holistic Women’s Healthcare – Jersey City Medical
All Women’s Healthcare – Hunterdon Medical
Dr Briana Clauss – Bergen County
Dr Christopher Amoruso – Bergen County
Dr Laura Brayton – Hudson County
Dr Jayne Mizraji – Essex County
Dr Stephanie Wigner – Ocean County
Dr Jennifer Miano – Bergen County
Dr Lawrence Vargas – Union County
Dr Steven Bacall – Union County
La Leche League Women supporting women, devoted to breastfeeding, meeting mothers and babies where they are and answering questions.
Deirdre McLary is an IBCLC and Newborn Specialist offering in-home support in northern NJ, Rockland County, and NYC.
Elizabeth Devaney is an IBCLC and RN who offers in-home consults and specializes in supporting working mothers.
Kathleen Mueller is an IBCLC and advance practice nurse certified in primary care pediatrics, infant massage therapy, and neonatal development.
Nourishing Wisdom Rebecca is an IBCLC specializing in lip/tongue tie assessment and milk supply issues.
Nursing the Natural Way Danit Wehle, RN, IBCLC offers breastfeeding classes and postpartum lactation services in the northern NJ area.
Mary Lou Moramarco is an IBCLC with Aetna in-network coverage servicing Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex County also offering birth/postpartum doula support.
Lucky Baby Lactation offers comprehensive breastfeeding support in the Ocean and Monmouth County area. Michelle is an IBCLC and in-network with Aetna and Amerihealth.
The Postpartum Place in Chatham. Maria, the owner is an IBCLC. They also host classes and support groups.
LacMed website database that contains information about medications and levels found in breast milk.
Kellymom resourceful breastfeeding and parenting site.
Breastfeeding.com lots of great information on breastfeeding.
Pockets of Light support group for still birth and early infant loss in Montclair
Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group hosted by Wombkeepers in Montclair.
Postpartum Depression support group in the Central Jersey area.
Holistic Moms Network national non-profit offering parents support and education that are interested in natural parenting and green living.
La Leche League women supporting women, devoted to breastfeeding, meeting mothers and babies where they are and answering questions.
Dar A Luz Network support, information, empowerment for pregnancy, birthing and mothering.
Postpartum Support International dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression.
MOMS’ CLUB moms offering moms support.
Speak Up When Your Down postpartum depression support in New Jersey.
Thriving Mama Postpartum Stress Support Group hosted by Jennifer Bronsnick MSW, at the Avalon Wellness Center in Morristown.
Find Placenta Encapsulation – Directory and informational resource
Placenta Service Provider Directory – IPSP Directory
Placenta Services Directory Map of IPSP’s in North America
APPA Training, Mentorship, and Education with Standards and Safety.
IPEN Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network has great info on benfits and options.
Cloth Diapering/Elimination Communication
Snooty Booty Diapers local and online diaper sales.
Green Mountain Diapers online sales and information.
Diaper Free Baby network of free support groups promoting a natural approach to responding to babies’ elimination needs.
Cosleeping.org links to many co-sleeping and bed sharing websites.
Kangaroo Mother Care techniques that promote skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding and bonding.
Babywearing International non-profit that supports holding and carrying your baby in cloth carriers.
Biddle & Bop Local online shop carrying a variety of babywearing items, great kids gear, and natural toys.
Wrap Me Tender Local shop in North Jersey that also offers classes, online sales and in-home consults.
Quirky Baby Online shop that offers local consultations.
Babywearing Dance Classes Boogie down with your baby in Central NJ.
National Vaccination Information Center your health, your family, your choice.
Birth Touch Counseling Kathy is a LPC who specializes in maternal mental health & couples counseling.
Postpartum Pathways Anne Marie is a LCSW that specializes in prenatal and postpartum mental health counseling.
Coleen Markey LCSW specializing in perinatal mood disorders, infertility, high risk pregnancies, special needs babies, hospice and grief.
Lindsey Jankey LCSW specializing in all phases of motherhood, offering in-office and skype sessions.
Rachel Sanchez LCSW specializing postpartum mood disorders, parenting challenges, and families of special needs children. Office is located in Bergen County and has ability to make home visits or virtual appointments when necessary.
Jennifer Bronsnick MSW in network with Cigna specializing in family postpartum support with additional education in holistic care and nutrition, offering in-office and virtual sessions.
Carley Aroldi of Peaceful Parenting is a LPC family therapist with specialization in children’s play therapy.
Kelly Ryan Holistic minded LCSW in Cranford with background in birth support and addictions.
Michelle Preminger Psychiatrist, MD specializing in pre/postnatal challenges in northern New Jersey.
Women’s Holistic Healing Trish offers healing through Maya Abdominal Therapy, spiritual bathing, and whole woman care for recovery from birth.
Jennifer Padawer CLC Personal & Professional Development Coach specializing in the needs of women.
Allison Task Life coach working with new parents to prepare for and enjoy parenting, including returning to work or making career changes.
Potential Addiction Consulting for Drug, Alcohol and Eating Disorder treatment.
Maegan Dougherty Photography – Birth / Maternity / Family
Kristy Powell Photography – Maternity / Birth / Newborn
Liv Inspired Photography – Maternity / Newborn / Family
Sleepy Owl Studios – Specializing in Newborn
James Losee Photography – Family
Pre/Postnatal Yoga and Fitness
Shakti Yoga and Living Arts – Maplewood
AMP Yoga – Springfield
Glow Yoga – Bedminster
Sadhana Yoga – Montville
Ho-Ho-Kus Yoga – Ho-Ho-Kus
Ready. Set. Mamas! – Bergen County
Devotion Yoga – Hoboken
Yoga Mechanics – Montclair
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Childbirth Education Classes
Baby, Please! Bradley Method – Union County
Ires Wilbanks Workshops in Maplewood as well as private in home.
Elyse Biliancia Bradley Method – Sussex County
Birthworks Childbirth Series – Various NJ locations
| Work-at-Home LifeTree Mamas
Mt. Lebanon Soap Company – Erin makes homemade, cold process, vegan soaps full of love.
Carolyn’s Confections – Homemade baked goods and cakes for all occasions using quality ingredients.
Moon & Honey Farms – offers organic vegetable shares, pastured chicken eggs and meat, and a home for honeybees!
Vartan Daniel Apparels & Jewelry – Lusine makes hair accessories and crocheted items such as hats and booties.
doTERRA Essential Oils – Kathleen is a NY representative selling oils used for emotional/physical wellness.
Young Living Oils – Kerry Ann is an Independent Distributor selling essential oils to help one’s mind.
Captivating Cosmetics by Kat – selling the Younique make-up line.
Mamma’s Liquid Love Jewelry – creating commemorative breast milk jewelry.
Poofy Organics – Kristin is a NJ representative selling non-toxic organic body products.
Passionate Homemaking inspirational blog with great healthy recipe index.
Simply Recipes blog with hundreds of recipes with simple ingredients and wholesome foods.
Mayo Clinic Healthy Recipes Index recipe index for special diet needs.
Nursing Mom Recipes recipes for nursing moms whose babies are sensitive to or allergic to milk and soy proteins.
Feed Our Familes Blog great blog about feeding your kids healthy meals with lots of great recipe suggestions.
|Additional Noteworthy Resources
Brittany’s Kitchen offers healthy, allergy friendly food and meals delivered right to your door, great gift idea for a new mama!
Freecycle it’s about keeping stuff out of landfills. People post what they are giving (and wanting) for free in their own towns.
Mothering a wonderful forum, and source of information and inspiration for families interested in natural living.
Askdrsears.com Dr. Sears, father of eight, pediatrician, and renowned pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting expert.
Elizabeth Pantley author on parenting issues with gentle techniques.
Drug Watch extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects during pregnancy and beyond.
Home Safe Home child proofing specialists that come to your home.
Midwife Archives great searchable information and support regarding pregnancy, birth, and well-woman care
Citizens for Midwifery national consumer-based group promoting the midwives model of care.
Play at Home Mom Great blog filled with lots of great activities to do at home with your babies and children.